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Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

What are the odds: March Madness Sweet 16

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

All four of the games on Friday are the top four seeds from the regions, potentially making for great-quality games.

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

From teams Pitt beat to ex-Panthers playing for other teams, you can see Pitt’s mark on the NCAA Tournament despite the team’s absence.

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

What are the odds: Friday March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The first weekend of the tournament is always a spectacle, filled with upsets and exciting games — and it’s the best weekend to gamble, with games on all day Thursday through Sunday. Let the Madness begin.

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

With no Pitt basketball to look forward to, we can only look back — so let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the highs and lows of Panther tournament yore.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

The Devil wears Blue, Pitt hopes to ‘prod-a’ win against Duke

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Wrtier

March 4, 2019

Pitt women’s basketball will be facing Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. Pitt has lost all 10 of its meetings with Duke dating back to the 2006 season, so odds are not in the Panthers’ favor this tournament season.

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

National champs to pick, avoid in your bracket

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

It’s never too early to start looking for an edge that will push your bracket over the top, and picking the right national champion is half the battle.

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